St Vincent and Hot Chip headline in the beautifully verdant surroundings of the Brecon Beacons
St Vincent, Hot Chip, Calexico, Goat, Charles Bradley, Father John Misty, Mew, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Fall, Owen Pallett, Viet Cong, Richard Dawson, Matthew E White + more.
Green Man wins our unofficial prize for best festival setting: it's in the beautiful parkland setting of the Black Mountains (not usually open to the public), nestled in the resplendent Brecon Beacons. The beauteous, chlorophyllic location underlines the festival's staunchly eco-friendly ethos, and the predominately folkie bill befits the vibe. Still, there's no purism here, with plugged-in bands and electro DJs playing alongside earthy, autoharp-wielding balladeers. Among this year’s big acts, electropop favourites Hot Chip shake things up with their synthy melodies and St Vincent brings her soaring vocals and weird-but-it-works songcraft to south Wales.